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captioning sponsored >> quijano: the painful weekend in dallas. the city is on edge, and in mourning following the murders of five police officers. new details emerge about the killer. also tonight, protesters clash with police in minnesota and louisiana. a prominent black lives matter activist is among those arrested. in california a fast-moving wildfire forces 2,000 people from their homes. and a spanish matador is gored to death on live tv. the first professional bull fighter to die in the ring in decades. this is the "cbs weekend news."
>> quijano: good evening, i'm elaine quijano. this is the western edition of the broadcast. a makeshift memorial continues to grow in dallas where five police officers were killed by a sniper last thursday. we learned today the gunman taunted police during two hours of negotiations before authorities killed him with a robot bomb. the killer said he was targeting police in revenge for the fatal police shootings of two black men in minnesota and louisiana last week. those deaths lead to tense protests and dozens of arrests in st. paul and baton rouge last night. we begin in dallas with manuel bojorquez. >> reporter: after the initial rounds of gunfire dallas police chief david brown said in an interview today the gunman laughed at police negotiators and scribbled letters on a wall with his own blood. and that micah xavier johnson an army veteran put his military training to use when he targeted police officers, killing five.
and turning parts of downtown dallas into a war zone. >> i was right there. >> reporter: 25 year dallas police veteran james dupuch rushed to the scene. >> it was painful to see officers being picked up and placed in squad cars, yeah. you know, we don't never see that, hardly ever. >> reporter: on the streets, it was chaos. >> he's got a rifle, let's move. [bleep]. >> reporter: i recall officers even half an hour, what minutes into this still moving people back. no idea what this guy is capable of. >> we did. >> reporter: but you were the targets this time too. >> yes. >> reporter: how do you do that? >> you don't think about it. you have to protect the citizens. >> reporter: the city remains on edge. a threat to police headquarters saturday night had officers on high alert. though it turned out to be a hoax. across dallas sunday, church services were dedicated to the fallen officers. >> life is so fragile. one blink and the person you love is gone.
>> reporter: members of the church within the sealed off crime scene gathered on a nearby corner to pray. three days after the attack, about 20 square blocks of downtown dallas are still shut down and parts could remain closed well into the work week. elaine? >> quijano: manuel bojorquez, thank you. one of the fallen heroes was dallas police officer michael smith, also an army veteran. omar villafranca spoke with his family. >> reporter: heidi and mike smith had the all-american family. she was a teacher, he was a police officer. and as a cop's wife, heidi knew that every time mike put on his uniform and went to work, the unthinkable could happen. >> it was always give a kiss. before we leave. and be safe. and he had always prepared me for the worst. >> reporter: every officer in every family in certain
situations, like they answer a domestic call, those are always volatile. but this. >> that's what make this so much-- that's what makes this so much different. if i knew that he was pulling someone out of a burning car or it was an accident, or he was protecting someone, it would be different. but this, him being-- a sniper purposefully picking him and purposefully murdering him, it is just different than being at work and trying to do your job and being hurt. i could always make sense out of
all the times that he came home hurt, or had to go to the hospital because he was hurt. i could make sense out of it. and this one, i can't. >> reporter: the family is now surrounded by their dallas police family. and tomorrow morning on "cbs this morning," we'll hear from carolyn, the youngest daughter. elaine? >> quijano: omar villafranca, thank you. about 100 protesters were arrested in baton rouge, louisiana following the fatal police shooting of an african- american man named alton sterling. david begnaud is there. >> reporter: in baton rouge overnight it was tense, even dangerous. the protest was in response to the death of 37-year-old alton sterling who was shot during an encounter with baton rouge police last week. it was videotaped and went viral. more than 100 protesters were arrested, most for defying orders to clear the street, some for battery on a police for battery on a police officer. nine guns were seeds as personal property during the arrests.
most of the protesters were from louisiana, but deray mckesson from black lives matter is from baltimore. he was streaming live on his phone as he was arrested for standing in the roadway. colonel mike edmonson heads the state police. >> it was captured, just that moment. what is not captured is the moments before that yes, it's live, yes, it's realtime and yes, we believe the public has a right to know. but let's let them have the right to know everything. >> reporter: the day after sterling's death, louisiana governor called for a federal investigation that decision has been credited with helping to maintain peace. i wonder if you ever had a moment you were worried this might turn into a ferguson or a baltimore. >> well, sure, that's one of the reasons why we were as quick as we were to make decisions, we wanted to engage. >> reporter: late tonight the activist deray mckesson with the group black lives matter was released from jail. elaine, right now resources are
coming in from around the state of louisiana to back fill a baton rouge police department that is said to be exhausted. the police chief said the city considered issuing a curfew but decided against it. >> quijano: david begnaud in baton rouge, david, thank you. there were also dozens of arrests in st. paul, minnesota, after protesters clashed with police over the deadly shooting of philando castile last wednesday. anna werner is there. >> reporter: several hundred protesters clashed with police as they shut down one of the twin city's main highways, interstate 94. for more than four hours overnight, police tried to get the crowd under control. some hurled broken concrete, rocks, rebar and even fireworks at officers. >> it's really a disgrace. and protesters last night turned into criminals. >> reporter: 21 police officers were injured. though none were seriously hurt. at a news conference, police showed an officer's steel badge dented. 102 protesters were arrested. the protests were in response to the police shooting of 32-year- old philando castile streamed
live on facebook by his fiancee diamond reynolds. she and her attorney larry rogers said castile was reaching for his i.d. and did not present a threat to officer jeronimo yabez. >> this is you being questionably unjustified. >> reporter: sunday, yanez's attorney told us in a phone interview that yanez had seen castile's fire arm. reynolds said her fiancee had a permit. >> race had nothing to do with the events, neither the race of officer yanez or the driver. and everything to do with the presence of a weapon. >> reporter: kelly says yanez is a well-respected officer with no record of discipline who is heartbroken that a traffic stop resulted in castile's death. >> quijano: anna werner, thank you. president obama cut short an official visit to spain sunday so he could personally honor the murdered dallas police officers. he also addressed the protests here at home. margaret brennan is traveling with the president.
>> this week people felt hurt. and angry. >> reporter: president obama tried to calm protests erupting nearly 5,000 miles away. and cautioned activists back home not to use recent shootings of black men by police as an excuse for violence. >> that whenever those of us who are concerned about fairness in the criminal justice system attack police officers, you are doing a disservice to the cause. >> reporter: on sunday new york police chief bill bratton and homeland security secretary jeh johnson also called for calm. >> an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind. and this is a time to heal. >> reporter: former new york city mayor rudy giuliani said police should not bear the blame. >> there is too much violence in the black community.
so a black will die, one percent or less, at the hands of the police, and 99% at the hands of a civilian, most often another black. >> reporter: but the president said activists associated with the black lives matter movement are right to be concerned about racial bias. >> i would like all sides to listen to each other. and that's what will hopefully be able to accomplish over the course of next week and over the course of the remaining months that i'm president. >> reporter: elaine, the president will speak on tuesday at a memorial service for the five policeman killed in dallas. >> quijano: margaret brennan, thank you. a wildfire near boulder, colorado, has destroyed at least three homes. 30 more homes are in the path of the fire. in california's santa clarita valley, another wildfire threatened hundreds of homes. here's mireya villarreal. >> reporter: north of downtown
los angeles, a wildfire raged in the santa clarita valley forcing 2,000 people to evacuate. steve little and his family worried they would lose their home. >> all of a sudden the sheriff came by and said you need to get whatever you have, put it in the car and get out of here. >> reporter: crews attacked the flames from the air and on the ground lighting back fires to consume dry brush and prevent the fire from reaching homes. overnight the evacuation orders were lifted. >> it was a little scary, absolutely. but you know, they did such an amazing job. >> we are in an ongoing year round fire season. >> reporter: in the last two months, nearly 100,000 acres have burned in california. los angeles county fire chief darrell osby says this is the most volatile fire season in over a hundred years. >> even though some of the fuels appear to be green, there are five years of death growth. and there is a potential for catastrophic fire. >> reporter: the fire got dangerously close to some of the homes in this neighborhood. you can actually see crews had to spray fire retardant on this
home. there is some on the roof and some still in the driveway. the threat now and the concern is the weather. there is low humidity and strong winds expected which could re-ignite this fire, and the threat to people's homes. elaine? >> quijano: mireya, thanks. in northern italy, the search has been called off for an american airman who went missing more than a week ago. staff sergeant halex hale of middleton, indiana was last seen at a cookout near an air base. an air force spokesman says the investigation continues. nearly 300 people have been killed in recent days in the central african nation of south sudan. gun fights broke out again sunday in the capitol city. the fighting started over a heated political rivalry between the president and vice president. south sudan has been trying to recover from a civil war that killed tens of thousands of people. a spanish matador was gored to death on live tv. jonathan vigliotti says it's the
first professional bull fighting death in decades. we want to warn you, the footage is graphic. >> reporter: 29-year-old matador victor barrio appears in control in a bull fight saturday broadcast live on national television in spain. but then the bull takes an unexpected turn goring him in the leg. the tv screen goes black. the crowd reacts to what happens next. barrio was gored again, this time in the chest. the bull is distracted as paramedics rush the bull fighter to safety. matadors in the audience are in tears. barrio later died in the hospital from a punctured lung and severed aorta. is he the first matador to be killed in the ring since 1985. when matador jose cubera was gored to death in madrid. this weekend's death cast a shadow on the running of the bulls ceremony.
three americans were gored but all survived. the death shocked the nation where bull fighters are major celebrities. he was known for his elegant moves in the ring which looked more like a dance than a bloody match between man and beast. but on this stage, all it takes is one miscalculated step for the fight to turn tragic. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news, london. >> quijano: coming up next, a u.s. navy ship on a mission to save lives, deterring migrants from taking a dangerous journey. taking a dangerous journey. and i absolutely want to know more about my native american heritage. it's opened up a whole new world for me. discover the story only your dna can tell.
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believe that. >> reporter: this timber-frame ark is rectangular and enormous. seven stories tall, almost two football fields long, dimensions straight from the pages of genesis. >> it is meant to make a statement that christians can build a major attraction like this. >> reporter: ken ham built it so they would come. he is the 64 year old founder of a ministry called answers in genesis. ham is a young earth creationist, a christian who believes the world is 6,000 years old, dinosaurs lived alongside people, and evolution is junk science. >> i think what this place will do for christians is to embolden many of them. >> reporter: is this a christian's disney or is this more than that? >> no, it's much more than that. >> reporter: but some critics believe the ark is a celebration of ignorance. others complain employees have to be christian, and sign a statement of faith. and believe the ark's $18 million in state tax incentives, travels the line between church
and state. but a federal court allowed it. critic jim helton leads the tri- state freethinkers. >> noah's ark is a church. it is clearly a religious point of view that says science is false. >> reporter: ham hopes for two million visitors in the first year. scoffers and critics be damned. >> well, they can scoff all they want. they can be critical all they want. you know what, i invite them all to come here. >> reporter: noah hunkered down for 40 days and 40 nights, visiting this ark will run you $40. mark strassmann, cbs news, williamstown, kentucky. >> quijano: that is the "cbs weekend news" for this sunday. later on cbs, "60 minutes." the news continues now on our 24 hour digital network cbsn at cbsnews.com. i'm elaine quijano in new york. for all of us at cbs news, thank you for joining us, and good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
the mysterious text message that led to four suspected kidn but turned u that's not typical around here for something like that to happen. >> the text message that led to four suspected kidnappers, but no trace of the victim. >> the battle against nightmare neighbors. the community that took a slumlord to court and won. >> as angry demonstrations continue around the country, the city of dallas is coming together to heal. good evening. i'm brian hackney. >> i'm juliette goodrich. as bad as it was, we're learning the deadly attack on police in dallas could have been worse. the gunman, micah johnson, kept a journal indicating he'd been planning a bigger attack for some time. >> we believe the deaths in minnesota and the deaths in
louisiana just sparked his delusion to fast track his plan. >> police say the former army reservist laughed and taunted officers for hours following thursday's attack soon after the police chief made the decision to send in an explosive robot, ending the standoff, and killing johnson. our joe vazquez continues his reporting from dallas. within the last few minutes, another tense situation outside police headquarters. what's going on? >> second day in a row this has happened. suddenly we just saw a bunch of people start screaming and running past us this direction. we saw police officers with rifles start moving that way. it turns out there was a guy on a rooftop across the street. the police were very concerned. it didn't take them long to realize it was a man who was up there literally taking a selfie as it turned out. but it sent shock waves through this crowd. the police offer